Putting the FUN in FUNeral
Baldur’s Gate III launched a week ago for early access on Steam, Mac, GOG.com, and Stadia. While a couple of bugs are to be expected in this early stage of a game’s release – Larian Studios experienced a flood (Whether that’s a physical one or a server overload, they didn’t say) and a blackout. At one point, players were unable to purchase the game on steam due to a storm of interest, and the optional Larian launcher proved so popular that the game’s servers struggled to keep up.
Although they’ve been taking feedback from the userbase on their newest game, Larian have also recorded some statistics regarding some of the ways people have died, and the list reads as pure comedy.
- There’s a huge spike in deaths around the area where you first meet Gale, suggesting some players don’t necessarily like it when a smug wizard appears out of a rock. This is traditionally a non-combat encounter, but of course in Baldur’s Gate 3, players can enter into combat with whomever they wish at almost any moment. This suggests that players are actively engaging in combat with Gale. Is it something he said?
- On the topic of Gale, he has died a total of 333,757 times.
- Gale has a party-member kill-rate four times higher than any NPC in the game.
- Shadowheart is the only companion to die more than the player character (poor Shadowheart).
- The Owlbear Cub has killed 5,717 players.
- Exactly 4,000 people died as a result of interrupting the intimate moments of Ogres and Bugbears.
- If you died at the crash site in your encounter with the fallen Mind Flayer, don’t fret; you share company with 3,753 others.
All of this information is going to a good cause, as they’re actively using this information to balance the game, letting them know what to improve or adjust, and where, to ensure the most fun experience possible – although if being one of those 4,000 people who died interrupting an intimate moment between Ogres and Bugbears is the wrong way to play the game, I don’t want to play it right.
What’s your most embarrassing death in Baldur’s Gate III? Let us know down in the comments.
Source: Press Release